Brow mousse is often overlooked, which is a shame because it’s perfect for those who want to darken their brows and bring more attention to them without looking like their brows are “done” or “drawn on”. One of my favorite client’s number one request when I first worked on her years ago was to make her brows bigger without anyone knowing I’d touched them. I’d never had that kind of request before but it opened my eyes to a different aesthetic and got me determined to find a way to define and accentuate the brow without an angled brow brush or pencil. That’s when I discovered brow mousse and learned how to make my own. Here’s how you can too:
- Brow Shadow (or Eye Shadow): Pick one that is the same shade as your natural brow color if you want to make them look bigger/fuller or a shade darker if you want to go bolder.
- A Disposable Mascara Wand or Spooly Brush
- Bend the bristle end of the wand 45 degrees. This is optional but it definitely makes it more effective.
- Hold the bristle end under running water then give it a tap against the edge of the sink to release any excess water.
- Sweep the now-wet bristles back and forth over the brow shadow.
- Start at the base of the brow and brush upwards.
- Continue brushing by pulling the bristles through the hairs in an upward motion.
- Dip the bristles back in the shadow if you need more then finish by brushing in the outward/downward motion of the wing.
If you don’t want to make your own, my favorite waterproof brow mousse is MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Brow because the shades are amazing and it’s waterproof so it’s perfect for summer’s steamiest days. Apply it with a disposable mascara wand or spooly brush as demonstrated on Alyssa above.